# How do you calculate the density of a 252 mL of a solution with a mass of 500 g?

Aug 23, 2016

$1.98 \frac{g}{m L}$

#### Explanation:

To calculate the density, we have to use the formula below:

 "Density = (Mass)/(Volume)

• Usually, density will have units of $\frac{g}{m L}$ when dealing with a liquid or units of $\frac{g}{c {m}^{3}}$ when dealing with a solid.

• The mass has units of grams, $g$.

• The volume can have units of $m L$ or $c {m}^{3}$

We are given the mass and the volume, both of which have good units. All we have to do is plug the given values into the equation:

$D e n s i t y = \frac{500 g}{252 m L}$

Thus, the solution has a density of 1.98 g/mL.